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  • @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 Sky dedicated a channel to Netball throughout the World Cup, plus there were regular segments on all the breakfast shows etc, it's certainly a sport on the rise in the public eye. Maybe they could have played it in the evening, but I doubt that was going to make a huge difference to viewing numbers in NZ and Aus - what time would you propose? Playing in the evening could well have turned people in the UK off too.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/netball/2019/07/21/england-may-not-have-won-world-cup-has-success-netball-whole/

    It's brought out any number of bandwagoners if FB is anything to go by.



  • @MN5 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 Sky dedicated a channel to Netball throughout the World Cup, plus there were regular segments on all the breakfast shows etc, it's certainly a sport on the rise in the public eye. Maybe they could have played it in the evening, but I doubt that was going to make a huge difference to viewing numbers in NZ and Aus - what time would you propose? Playing in the evening could well have turned people in the UK off too.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/netball/2019/07/21/england-may-not-have-won-world-cup-has-success-netball-whole/

    It's brought out any number of bandwagoners if FB is anything to go by.

    Thanks that's great.



  • @Mokey

    Whole game here:



  • @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 Sky dedicated a channel to Netball throughout the World Cup, plus there were regular segments on all the breakfast shows etc, it's certainly a sport on the rise in the public eye. Maybe they could have played it in the evening, but I doubt that was going to make a huge difference to viewing numbers in NZ and Aus - what time would you propose? Playing in the evening could well have turned people in the UK off too.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/netball/2019/07/21/england-may-not-have-won-world-cup-has-success-netball-whole/

    Why doesn't the final just start on Saturday night, giving a Sunday morning viewing time down here. No reason for it to be at five in the evening.



  • @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 Sky dedicated a channel to Netball throughout the World Cup, plus there were regular segments on all the breakfast shows etc, it's certainly a sport on the rise in the public eye. Maybe they could have played it in the evening, but I doubt that was going to make a huge difference to viewing numbers in NZ and Aus - what time would you propose? Playing in the evening could well have turned people in the UK off too.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/netball/2019/07/21/england-may-not-have-won-world-cup-has-success-netball-whole/

    Why doesn't the final just start on Saturday night, giving a Sunday morning viewing time down here. No reason for it to be at five in the evening.

    So play the final a handful of hours after the semi final?



  • @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 Sky dedicated a channel to Netball throughout the World Cup, plus there were regular segments on all the breakfast shows etc, it's certainly a sport on the rise in the public eye. Maybe they could have played it in the evening, but I doubt that was going to make a huge difference to viewing numbers in NZ and Aus - what time would you propose? Playing in the evening could well have turned people in the UK off too.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/netball/2019/07/21/england-may-not-have-won-world-cup-has-success-netball-whole/

    Why doesn't the final just start on Saturday night, giving a Sunday morning viewing time down here. No reason for it to be at five in the evening.

    So play the final a handful of hours after the semi final?

    They could probably think up something imaginative like having the semi final on a Friday and pushing every thing forward one day.



  • @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 Sky dedicated a channel to Netball throughout the World Cup, plus there were regular segments on all the breakfast shows etc, it's certainly a sport on the rise in the public eye. Maybe they could have played it in the evening, but I doubt that was going to make a huge difference to viewing numbers in NZ and Aus - what time would you propose? Playing in the evening could well have turned people in the UK off too.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/netball/2019/07/21/england-may-not-have-won-world-cup-has-success-netball-whole/

    Why doesn't the final just start on Saturday night, giving a Sunday morning viewing time down here. No reason for it to be at five in the evening.

    So play the final a handful of hours after the semi final?

    They could probably think up something imaginative like having the semi final on a Friday and pushing every thing forward one day.

    So have the semi finals on the same day as pool games?



  • I suspect the UK-based tournament organisers were thinking about the spectators in Liverpool and hoping England would make the final.

    5pm to 7pm on a Saturday/Sunday early evening seems to have become the prime spot for UK-based sports events. (Six Nations games, FA Cup Final, 2015 RWC Final, Wimbledon games with British seeds or Men's final, climax of World Cup Final Cricket) Early enough so kids can attend, but late enough that adults can go out for dinner or drinks afterwards.

    In terms of the TV audience, after shops and supermarkets have calmed down, but doesn't interfere with the primetime TV schedules of dramas, soaps, talent shows or reality TV shows. People in the UK like watching sport with their supper.



  • @sparky not so much on a Sunday, even on a Saturday, big matches tend to be an hour or two earlier, so this match was actually quite late on a Sunday at 5pm. Half the pubs have stopped serving their roasts well before then...



  • @taniwharugby said in Netball:

    why do they have to do it?

    It'd be great if the Netballers got a wad of cash for thier efforts, but...

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    Clearly world cricket should stump up some prize money for netballers?



  • @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 Sky dedicated a channel to Netball throughout the World Cup, plus there were regular segments on all the breakfast shows etc, it's certainly a sport on the rise in the public eye. Maybe they could have played it in the evening, but I doubt that was going to make a huge difference to viewing numbers in NZ and Aus - what time would you propose? Playing in the evening could well have turned people in the UK off too.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/netball/2019/07/21/england-may-not-have-won-world-cup-has-success-netball-whole/

    Why doesn't the final just start on Saturday night, giving a Sunday morning viewing time down here. No reason for it to be at five in the evening.

    So play the final a handful of hours after the semi final?

    They could probably think up something imaginative like having the semi final on a Friday and pushing every thing forward one day.

    So have the semi finals on the same day as pool games?

    You missed the pushing every thing forward one day in my previous post. Not sure how...



  • @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 Sky dedicated a channel to Netball throughout the World Cup, plus there were regular segments on all the breakfast shows etc, it's certainly a sport on the rise in the public eye. Maybe they could have played it in the evening, but I doubt that was going to make a huge difference to viewing numbers in NZ and Aus - what time would you propose? Playing in the evening could well have turned people in the UK off too.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/netball/2019/07/21/england-may-not-have-won-world-cup-has-success-netball-whole/

    Why doesn't the final just start on Saturday night, giving a Sunday morning viewing time down here. No reason for it to be at five in the evening.

    So play the final a handful of hours after the semi final?

    They could probably think up something imaginative like having the semi final on a Friday and pushing every thing forward one day.

    So have the semi finals on the same day as pool games?

    You missed the pushing every thing forward one day in my previous post. Not sure how...

    Well as long as it suits NZ perfectly eh! Who really cares about the audience in the country where it's held? Friday night after work sounds like it's really easy to organise getting the kids picked up and settling off for the game in time.



  • @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 Sky dedicated a channel to Netball throughout the World Cup, plus there were regular segments on all the breakfast shows etc, it's certainly a sport on the rise in the public eye. Maybe they could have played it in the evening, but I doubt that was going to make a huge difference to viewing numbers in NZ and Aus - what time would you propose? Playing in the evening could well have turned people in the UK off too.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/netball/2019/07/21/england-may-not-have-won-world-cup-has-success-netball-whole/

    Why doesn't the final just start on Saturday night, giving a Sunday morning viewing time down here. No reason for it to be at five in the evening.

    So play the final a handful of hours after the semi final?

    They could probably think up something imaginative like having the semi final on a Friday and pushing every thing forward one day.

    So have the semi finals on the same day as pool games?

    You missed the pushing every thing forward one day in my previous post. Not sure how...

    Well as long as it suits NZ perfectly eh! Who really cares about the audience in the country where it's held? Friday night after work sounds like it's really easy to organise getting the kids picked up and settling off for the game in time.

    This tournament had multiple games played during the day. Also it is the school holidays in the UK until near the end of August so I don't see what the issue is. I don't see why a night game wouldn't suit English audiences. If they made a decision to hold a World Championship's games at times suiting the host country, I would just comment that most international tournaments don't seem to do that. Most tournaments seem to consider what time would work best for most of their viewers.





  • @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 Sky dedicated a channel to Netball throughout the World Cup, plus there were regular segments on all the breakfast shows etc, it's certainly a sport on the rise in the public eye. Maybe they could have played it in the evening, but I doubt that was going to make a huge difference to viewing numbers in NZ and Aus - what time would you propose? Playing in the evening could well have turned people in the UK off too.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/netball/2019/07/21/england-may-not-have-won-world-cup-has-success-netball-whole/

    Why doesn't the final just start on Saturday night, giving a Sunday morning viewing time down here. No reason for it to be at five in the evening.

    So play the final a handful of hours after the semi final?

    They could probably think up something imaginative like having the semi final on a Friday and pushing every thing forward one day.

    So have the semi finals on the same day as pool games?

    You missed the pushing every thing forward one day in my previous post. Not sure how...

    Well as long as it suits NZ perfectly eh! Who really cares about the audience in the country where it's held? Friday night after work sounds like it's really easy to organise getting the kids picked up and settling off for the game in time.

    This tournament had multiple games played during the day. Also it is the school holidays in the UK until near the end of August so I don't see what the issue is. I don't see why a night game wouldn't suit English audiences. If they made a decision to hold a World Championship's games at times suiting the host country, I would just comment that most international tournaments don't seem to do that. Most tournaments seem to consider what time would work best for most of their viewers.

    The games when they were played seemed to suit pretty good, judging by the crowds. Have you got the viewing figures?



  • @MN5 go away.



  • @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 said in Netball:

    @Bones said in Netball:

    @hydro11 Sky dedicated a channel to Netball throughout the World Cup, plus there were regular segments on all the breakfast shows etc, it's certainly a sport on the rise in the public eye. Maybe they could have played it in the evening, but I doubt that was going to make a huge difference to viewing numbers in NZ and Aus - what time would you propose? Playing in the evening could well have turned people in the UK off too.

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/netball/2019/07/21/england-may-not-have-won-world-cup-has-success-netball-whole/

    Why doesn't the final just start on Saturday night, giving a Sunday morning viewing time down here. No reason for it to be at five in the evening.

    So play the final a handful of hours after the semi final?

    They could probably think up something imaginative like having the semi final on a Friday and pushing every thing forward one day.

    So have the semi finals on the same day as pool games?

    You missed the pushing every thing forward one day in my previous post. Not sure how...

    Well as long as it suits NZ perfectly eh! Who really cares about the audience in the country where it's held? Friday night after work sounds like it's really easy to organise getting the kids picked up and settling off for the game in time.

    This tournament had multiple games played during the day. Also it is the school holidays in the UK until near the end of August so I don't see what the issue is. I don't see why a night game wouldn't suit English audiences. If they made a decision to hold a World Championship's games at times suiting the host country, I would just comment that most international tournaments don't seem to do that. Most tournaments seem to consider what time would work best for most of their viewers.

    The games when they were played seemed to suit pretty good, judging by the crowds. Have you got the viewing figures?

    Nope. Agreed crowds were good.



  • @antipodean said in Netball:

    @taniwharugby said in Netball:

    why do they have to do it?

    It'd be great if the Netballers got a wad of cash for thier efforts, but...

    cf4d21f4-5550-4e8a-b12b-69f36c901006-image.png

    Clearly world cricket should stump up some prize money for netballers?

    I saw the shrill articles in NZH and Stuff ...

    So the cricketers got more? How do we fix that? Easy! Get a country of One Point Three Billion people (that's 1.3 multiplied by 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10 x 10, or 1.3 with 9 decimal places added) to obsess over the game.

    You can't make people like a sport because sexism.

    Stupid people.



  • @Mokey said in Netball:

    @booboo Here tis. Don't expect much, pretty poorly done for such an exciting game.

    Jeez Mokes. They were crappy highlights.

    Show me some D! Watson did some amazing stuff. Intercepts, tips. Stopping the bad guys scoring is just as important! (My daughter plays defence ... ).

    And there were plenty of better feeds to the shooters too.



  • Just watched the replay, what a war. Apparently Ekanasio had been poor last year, but she was lights out unconscious in the final. Great to see redemption for Rore, Kopua, Folau and Langman

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